• Department store sales dip By Drapers   -   Sep 19, 2019

    DEPARTMENT STORE SALES DIP

    Department store sales were down for the 12th consecutive month in August, falling by 2.5% year on year, despite a 2.7% increase in...

  • Brexit concerns mount for UK footwear brands at Micam By Drapers   -   Sep 19, 2019

    BREXIT CONCERNS MOUNT FOR UK FOOTWEAR BRANDS AT MICAM

    Brexit was the hot topic for discussion once again at Milan footwear trade show Micam this season. Drapers speaks to UK brands about...

  • Wolfson: Next cushioned by online 'head start' By Drapers   -   Sep 19, 2019

    WOLFSON: NEXT CUSHIONED BY ONLINE 'HEAD START'

    Next chief executive Lord Wolfson said he is “concerned” for the future of the high street as competitors struggle to survive, but...

  • First look: Ben Sherman's collaboration with Team GB By Drapers   -   Sep 19, 2019

    FIRST LOOK: BEN SHERMAN'S COLLABORATION WITH TEAM GB

    As the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games in 2020 come within striking distance, British menswear brand Ben Sherman has unveiled an...

    Look, Collection
  • Fashion businesses support Global Climate Strike By Drapers   -   Sep 19, 2019

    FASHION BUSINESSES SUPPORT GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE

    Fashion brands and retailers including Vivienne Westwood and Allbirds have pledged support to the climate campaign Global Climate Strike,...

    Fashion
  • Fred Perry to open in Camden By Drapers   -   Sep 19, 2019

    FRED PERRY TO OPEN IN CAMDEN

    British heritage brand Fred Perry is opening a new store on London's Camden high street next month.

  • Schuh hires new buying director By Drapers   -   Sep 19, 2019

    SCHUH HIRES NEW BUYING DIRECTOR

    Footwear retailer Schuh has appointed Nicola Monachello - former head of buying footwear, home and lifestyle at New Look - as its new...

    Look
  • Big brand collaborations for indie Aphrodite's anniversary By Drapers   -   Sep 19, 2019

    BIG BRAND COLLABORATIONS FOR INDIE APHRODITE'S ANNIVERSARY

    Sunderland menswear independent Aphrodite has teamed up with Grenson, Oliver Spencer and Nudie Jeans to create three limited edition...

  • Debenhams wins court battle over CVA By Drapers   -   Sep 19, 2019

    DEBENHAMS WINS COURT BATTLE OVER CVA

    A challenge against Debenhams' company voluntary arrangement proposal has been rejected in the high court, paving the way for 22 store...

  • First look: Mackage unveils first UK standalone store By Drapers   -   Sep 19, 2019

    FIRST LOOK: MACKAGE UNVEILS FIRST UK STANDALONE STORE

    Luxury Canadian outerwear brand Mackage has opened a six-month pop-up on London's Sloane Street.

    Luxury, Look
  • JD Sports Footasylum deal faces further watchdog probe By Drapers   -   Sep 19, 2019

    JD SPORTS FOOTASYLUM DEAL FACES FURTHER WATCHDOG PROBE

    The UK's competition watchdog has warned that JD Sports' move to acquire Footasylum for £90m could hurt competition on the high street,...

  • Online drives full-price sales at Next By Drapers   -   Sep 19, 2019

    ONLINE DRIVES FULL-PRICE SALES AT NEXT

    Next's full-price sales were up 4.3% in its half-year results to 31 July, compared with the same period last year, driven by a spike...

  • Cost pressures hit River Island profits By Drapers   -   Sep 19, 2019

    COST PRESSURES HIT RIVER ISLAND PROFITS

    Operating profit at River Island reduced by 56.4% to £35.1m in the 52 weeks to 29 December 2018, following continued investment in...

  • Valentino recognised for sustainable fashion By Drapers   -   Sep 18, 2019

    VALENTINO RECOGNISED FOR SUSTAINABLE FASHION

    Italian designer Valentino Garavani, founder of his eponymous label Valentino, will be crowned this year's Legacy Award winner at the...

    Fashion, Design
  • Toast launches clothes-swap scheme By Drapers   -   Sep 18, 2019

    TOAST LAUNCHES CLOTHES-SWAP SCHEME

    Womenswear brand Toast is launching an in-store clothes-swap initiative next month to help customers “celebrate” a more circular community.

  • Glamorous's sustainable collection By Drapers   -   Sep 18, 2019

    GLAMOROUS'S SUSTAINABLE COLLECTION

    Manchester-based young fashion label Glamorous is launching its first sustainable collection.

    Fashion, Collection
  • Urgent change demanded at LFW eco panel By Drapers   -   Sep 18, 2019

    URGENT CHANGE DEMANDED AT LFW ECO PANEL

    Industry insiders said the sector must take “immediate action” to make fashion more sustainable, during the British Fashion Council's...

    Fashion
  • Why JD Sports is outpacing its rivals By Drapers   -   Sep 18, 2019

    WHY JD SPORTS IS OUTPACING ITS RIVALS

    Knowing its customer and its place in the market has allowed JD Sports to thrive while its rivals struggle in a tough environment

  • Giuseppe Zanotti names new CEO By Drapers   -   Sep 18, 2019

    GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI NAMES NEW CEO

    Luxury footwear brand Giuseppe Zanotti has appointed Eugenio Manghi as its new chief executive officer.

    Luxury
  • Marks & Spencer debuts Soho pop-up By Drapers   -   Sep 18, 2019

    MARKS & SPENCER DEBUTS SOHO POP-UP

    High street chain Marks & Spencer has opened a menswear pop-up, Mike & Tom's, in London's Soho until 28 September.